Vacancy Details

Research Fellow (6529) - External Vacancy

Details
DescriptionResearch Fellow
Salary£30,747 - £33,600 per annum
Faculty/DepartmentFaculty of Humanities
Closing Date11-Oct-2010


Summary of Role

Part time 0.5 FTE, Fixed term for 6 months

This post is a unique opportunity to analyse the impact of a group of key social media projects in relation to business innovation and the growing field of transliteracy research. It is ideally suited to a scholar wishing to examine the importance of impact in relation to a substantial example of social media practice. The material to be researched includes archives of the NLab business and social network, including CreativeCoffee Club http://www.creativecoffeeleicester.com, and of Amplified Leicester, a city-wide experiment in social media http://amplifiedcity.typepad.com/leicester/. The Transliteracy Research Group http://www.transliteracy.com originated in the Institute of Creative Technologies at DMU and is led by Professor Sue Thomas and Kate Pullinger. The post is managed by Professor Thomas and situated within the Faculty of Humanities. You will also work closely with the Institute of Creative Technologies.
You should already hold a PhD in a related topic and have previous experience of working on research projects including gathering data via interviews and surveys. You should be able to communicate complex information, orally, in writing and electronically, and be able to communicate material of a specialist or highly technical nature. It is essential that you are a regular and experienced user of social media and have practical skills in social media applications in either business or academic contexts
The post begins on 10 January 2011. Preferred days of work are Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday although this can be negotiated.

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